While the world of TV may have been stuck in a reality rut for a good decade, it’s now original programming which is making the most of film production lights. With the battle between television networks and streaming platforms for the hot new programme, Sky has announced that it’s doubling down on its offering of original content in Europe.(more…)
Jimmy Carr pitches baseball to the UK
Who best to introduce you to America’s greatest pastime? We’ll let Jimmy “Jimbo” Carr show you the ropes…
Old Rivalry. New Ground. Major League Baseball arrives in London. Who best to introduce you to America’s greatest pastime? We’ll let Jimmy “Jimbo” Carr show you the ropes… The Boston Red Sox will play the New York Yankees in the first ever Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 on June 29 – 30 at London Stadium. Follow @MLBLondonSeries & #LondonSeries to keep up to date
WELCOME TO THE LONDON SERIES
History will be made this June as two of Major League Baseball’s most famous teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, showcase their historic rivalry in the iconic surroundings of London Stadium.
Taking over London for two days, the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 will be the first regular season games played in Europe, and there is no bigger match up for the occasion.
Famous for hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games, and being home to West Ham United, London Stadium will be dramatically transformed into a unique baseball park to house one of America’s fiercest and oldest rivalries.
Following in the footsteps of Mexico, Japan, Australia and Puerto Rico, London and the UK is the latest international destination to host America’s favourite past time.
In bringing Baseball to London, it marks an exciting new chapter for ‘The Rivalry’ and for the sport.
Keep up to speed with the latest from the two camps below and make sure you are in fully the know ahead of this historic clash.
New technology is enabling us to do ever more exciting things when it comes to many aspects of our lives. But some new pieces of technology are proving particularly helpful in TV and film production.(more…)
The key to selling products to consumers is a successful advertising strategy. After all, if no one knows about what you’ve got to offer, how do you expect them to spend their hard-earned money with you?
Two eras of UK rap collide on our brand new single “Green Light”, as Hardy Caprio, Skrapz and Blade Brown join forces.
Over a chilling and moody instrumental from Jay Weathers and AoD, Hollywood Hards lays down a chorus that may surprise some fans, straight up singing his way across the track with some sweet thug realness. It was only right that two veterans in the scene addd their two pence to the track too, even providing some unexpected melodies of their own. The new visuals fit the tone perfectly and come courtesy of director LX.
Home Office launches anti-knife crime campaign
New #knifefree campaign challenges perceptions that carrying a knife is normal
The Home Office has today launched a new advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people.
By using real-life stories of young people who made the decision not to carry knives, the #knifefree campaign aims to highlight the consequences of carrying a knife and to inspire young people to pursue positive alternatives.(more…)
This is your chance to play at old Trafford and lift the Devil’s Cup.
Joel Fink is just another bored twenty-something looking for some excitement in an otherwise dull and uneventful life. A curious encounter outside a travel agent pulls him into an unusual world where he’s offered an even more unusual proposition.
A Blue Halo Films and Panoptic Films production, starring Will Merrick (Skins, Poldark) and Jolyon Coy (Mr. Selfridge, Beauty and the Beast).
Dina Asher-Smith is adamant she is not famous. “I’m not,” she insists, laughing as always. “I can get on the Tube [in London] fine. Of course I get on the Tube. How else am I going to get around? I get recognised now and again, but not really if I have my headphones in. That’s my barometer. I can get on public transport with no problem.”
Few British track and field athletes ever break through to mainstream fame. There are Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, the trio propelled to celebrity status by the London 2012 wave. But over the last decade that is about it, until now. For as much as Asher-Smith denies it, she is creeping closer to joining that list.
In what was meant to be a quiet season in athletics circles with an absence of global events, Asher-Smith took a giant stride towards embedding herself in the top tier of the sprinting elite.
In winning three titles (100m, 200m and 4x100m) at the same European Championships she made history as the first British athlete to complete such a treble. She ended the season top of the world rankings for both individual sprint distances, was unsurprisingly crowned women’s European Athlete of the Year and is a nominee for the BT Sport Action Woman award.
It all meant that rather than her usual quiet, relaxing off-season – she jokes that the most strenuous activity she does is touch her toes in the shower – the six-week period in September and October was as hectic as what had come before it.
There were dozens of interviews from areas of the media that would never normally concern themselves with the exploits of a runner; she was given a spot on The Jonathan Ross Show sofa alongside the likes of actor David Mitchell and comedian Keith Lemon; she had a Southeastern train named after her; and there was a stint walking on the Paris Fashion Week runway in front of superstar guests including model Cara Delevingne and Brazil footballer Neymar.
Watch our film series putting Nike’s latest collection through its paces
Inspired by busy city lifestyles, the new Tech Pack collection is versatile and extremely wearable
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On January 10, Nike launched its latest Tech Pack collection, a series of city-ready wardrobe staples that definitely wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of your favourite modern dystopian Sci-Fi anthology series – think fleece and knit designs with a healthy does of neon and metallic accents. The collection takes inspiration from the busy lifestyles of city dwellers, and is designed to see you through your work day, your run, a gym session, and an evening with your friends.
To celebrate the new collection, we caught up – on camera – with three confirmed city people you might recognise who know a little something about a hectic schedule to talk about what cities means to them and how they balance those schedules, all while they put their new threads through their paces.
2018 breakout star Letitia Wright associates her home city with potential, recalling how she made her first career steps there as she sits in a local cafe and wanders through the city centre at night. She also thinks of it as being a spiritual place, thanks to the different experiences and cultures you can find.
Premier League footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a break from his workout to reference London’s diversity as something he celebrates – he spent many years living and playing football in London before he moved to Liverpool – as well as loving that you can find a way to do “anything and everything” in the city that almost demands you fill every second of your day with activities. Olympian sprinter and European Champion Dina Asher-Smith simply thinks of the English capital “home”. She was born here, she studied here, and she still trains here, the city that inspired her to all her athletic achievements and taught her how to manage her time.
Each of them acknowledge that they need a wardrobe that keep up with their demanding day to day life, and this futuristic collection is up to that challenge and all the different things their schedules might throw at them.Y
London’s extraordinary Poppy Ajudha has shared new single ‘White Water’ – tune in now.
Playing a show at North London’s Jazz Cafe that same evening, these are bold times for the songwriter, whose deft fusion of jazz and neo-soul is rendered in a highly personal style.
New song ‘White Water’ is online now, and it explores facets of the immigrant experience, the manner in which they are often forced to strip back aspects of their own heritage and identity to fit in with Western culture.
Poppy explains: “They are taught that this is the only way they will be accepted and while doing so the bar is set higher each time, disabling them from ever being able to keep their heads above water…”
Of course, the musicality of ‘White Water’ is just as rich as Poppy’s previous work; the rhythmic flurries echo broken beat, while her surging, impassioned vocal retains that velvet edge.